When you ask any social media expert/addict , what feature do they want on Facebook , they probably tell you that a dislike button ..
At last , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has given a big thumbs down to launching a dislike button on his social network.
Although the 30-year-old billionaire admitted the like button does not always cut it on Facebook, he said a dislike button would only inspire negativity.
“A lot of times, people share things that are sad, or tough cultural or social things,” Zuckerberg said during a one-hour live-streamed event at its Menlo Park headquarters, but added Facebook is exploring other options that would allow users to express sympathy, surprise and other such emotions.
Thursday’s event was the second Q&A with Mark town hall session — an event, it seems, that could become a monthly occurrence. During the sessions, Zuckerberg answered questions from both audience members and those on the social network.
Zuckerberg also addressed a mood study conducted by Facebook two years ago in which the social network set out to determine if positive and negative moods can be influenced by posts on the network as well as if these moods can be passed on to those who read the posts.
The findings, which were published this summer, caused quite a stir because the nearly 700,000 Facebook members involved were studied without their knowledge.
Zuckerberg said the study was carried out because several articles had been written about Facebook’s impact on its members’ feelings prior to that, and Facebook wanted to make sure it was negatively impacting society.
“We don’t want to make people sad,” Zuckerber said. “That’s the type of thing our community should want us to test.”
He said, however, that the social network should have communicated better about what it was doing.
Zuckerberg also revealed a few more personal details about himself, such as the fact that he wears contact lenses and often forgets to say thank you.
The CEO said he will participate in more town hall sessions next year.